By our baptism we are all called to participate in the mission of Christ on earth … won’t you join us?

Here’s What’s Happening at St. Peter’s


Lenten Parish
Food Drive

We will be conducting a parish Food Drive the weekend of March 7 / 8. Please bring donations to the Gathering Space any time up until 2:00 PM on Sunday, March 8.

All nutritious food will be gratefully accepted, but especially needed are canned meats and tuna, canned fruits and vegetables, soups, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, pasta, tomato sauce, canned and dried beans, rice and baby food. Also: paper goods, personal hygiene products and diapers. Thanks for your help!



Daylight Saving
Time Begins

Daylight Saving Time Begins
Sunday, March 8

Remember to turn your
clocks ahead one hour.


St. Martin’s Kitchen
Help Wanted

All who wish to participate are invited to join us. We will assemble in the parking lot at 9:30 a.m. and return to River Edge by 2:30 p.m. In order to ensure that we will have enough volunteers, we would ask that all who intend to go call Ed Bowen at 201-599-3112. Your generous response is appreciated.


Catholic Relief Services
Fair Trade Sales

CRS/Fair Trade Sale of Coffee,
Tea and Chocolate will be held
the weekend of March 14/15
after all Masses in the Slipe Center.



Operation Rice Bowl
Through April 2nd

Catholic Relief Services
Operation Rice Bowl

40 Years ago, Catholics in the United States wanted to respond to famine in Africa.  Could we feed the hungry through Lenten prayers, fasting and almsgiving?  The answer was yes – and it came in the form of a small cardboard box.  40 years later, it still does.

“Lent is a fitting time for self-denial; we would do well to ask ourselves what we can give up in order to help and enrich others by our own poverty.”  Pope Francis

Please make sure to pick up a Rice Bowl.  Rice Bowls can be found in the gathering space.

We ask that you turn in your Rice Bowl with your financial sacrifice during Holy Week or on Holy Thursday, April 2nd, at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper.

Thank you!


Sharing God’s Blessings
Annual Appeal

Thousands of people in the four counties served by the Archdiocese of Newark are assisted each year through various programs and ministries funded by the Appeal, including Parishes, Catholic Education, Seminarian Education & Formation, Priest Retirement and Health Care Costs, Catholic Charities, Campus Ministry and Youth Ministry.

Our parish also benefits by receiving a rebate from the appeal if it exceeds its goal.

See firsthand the impact that YOUR gift makes and submit your pledge online! Click here:  Annual Appeal

Parish Goal:  $91,970


March GIFT Gatherings:
Volunteer / Sign-Up Forms

GIFT Gatherings

 Confirmation Candidates:
March 14 / 15 and March 21 / 22


Saturday Simple Suppers
March 14  and March 21



Women and Men’s
Cornerstone 2015


For Women: March 6 & 7


For Men: March 27 & 28


Click below to view the Women’s and Men’s Cornerstone current list of candidates and team members.






Respect Life Committee
40 Days for Life Information

40 Days For Life

40 Days For Life is a community based campaign that draws attention to the evil of abortion through prayer, fasting, and standing in a constant vigil outside the places where abortions are performed.

Join the hundreds of thousands of people in over 400 cities across America participating in 40 Days for Life this Lent.

Please consider giving one hour a week from Ash Wednesday (Feb. 18th)  to Palm Sunday (March 29th) to stand in a peaceful, prayer vigil across from an abortion facility.  In Hackensack at The Women’s Choice, 10 Zabriskie St., join pro-life prayers on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 7:00am to 2:00pm during Lent.

For more information or to sign up,  contact:
Linda at 551-265-8121 or
Margaret at 201-805-0937 or
Mary at 201-723-5356 or

Your presence will definitely make a difference and maybe save a baby’s life!

Click here for informational flyer


2015 Anniversary

2015 Anniversary Liturgies

Masses honoring those couples in our Archdiocese who will be celebrating five, twenty-five and fifty years of Christian marriage in the year 2015 will be celebrated by Archbishop John J. Myers in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark as follows:

50 Years
April 19, 2015 – 3:00 PM
Registration Deadline: April 8

25 and 5 Years
May 3, 2015 – 3:00 PM
Registration Deadline: April 22

Please call the rectory @ 201-261-3366 to register.


Lenten Afternoon
at the Movies

March 8, 2015
2:00 PM
Parish Center

The Just Faith Ministry invites you to another afternoon at the movies at St. Peter’s!  This year, we are pleased to present “BAND OF SISTERS,” a revealing, fascinating insight into the role of Sisters in modern Catholicism.

Special Guests of Honor:  Sister Alice Mc Coy, O.P., from Jersey City,  and Sister Alice Uhl,  O.P., from Caldwell.

Light refreshments will be served.

Admission:  Items for the food pantry or warm articles of clothing or cash donation to aid the needy will be accepted.

We hope to see you and your friends on Sunday!



Peter’s Pence

On the weekend of March 7/8 our diocese will take up the Peter’s Pence Collection, which provides the Holy Father with the funds he needs to carry out his charitable works around the world. The proceeds benefit the most disadvantaged: victims of war, oppression, and disasters. Join our Holy Father as a witness of charity to those who are suffering. Please be as generous as your means allow.


Needed: Used or Newly
Purchased Bibles

The Gratia Plena Evangelical Community, a Catholic Community in residence at St. Antoninus Church in Newark, is looking for donations of used or newly purchased bibles for their outreach program that distributes bibles to the homeless, door-to-door, nursing homes and train stations spreading the Word of God. Drop off in the bin in the St. Peter’s Gathering Space through March 15th. Please consider donating.

Lent thorns

Lenten Reflection hosted
by the Rosary Society

March 16, 2015
7:30 PM
in the Chapel

All parishioners are invited to join us for a Lenten evening of reflection, hosted by the Rosary Society, with special guest speaker Deacon Andy Golden. What are you doing for Lent? Join us!


Support Group for Parents
Grieving the Death of a Child

Third Monday of each month

Next meeting: March 16

7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Rectory

No preregistration and no fee


New/Used Communion
Clothing Collection

The Archdiocese of Newark, Office of Development and Stewardship will be collecting gently used, in good condition, communion dresses/veils, suits and shoes for our inner city parishes and the Religious Sisters at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart who know families in need.

All items can be dropped off through the end of March to either the Faith Formation Office or the Rectory. Thank you for your generosity!



Mission Trip
July 19-25, 2015

Mission Trip
July 19 – 25, 2015

Download Application Form (Word file)

Reflection Question Deadline: April 1

Mission Info Flyer


St. Peter’s 2015
Travel Opportunities

Join St Peter’s on 2 exciting trips:

Delaware’s Brandywine Valley featuring Wilmington & New Castle
April 10-12, 2015

Tours of Winterthur, Hagley Museum, George Reed II House and Garden, Old New Castle, Ft Delaware tour and ferry ride, 
Includes motorcoach transportation, 2 breakfast and 2 dinners
$400 per person (double occupancy)

Baltimore & Annapolis, Maryland
July 10-12, 2015
Includes tours of the Naval Academy, Historic Baltimore and Harborplace, Annapolis and the Naval Academy,  Ft. McHenry and harbor cruise.
Motorcoach transportation, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners including Philips Restaurant.
$390 per person (double occupancy)

Prices includes all taxes and tips. For more information contact Bob Setzer 201-712-9272 or Mary Sabino 201-906-8675.


Pilgrim Statue
of Mary

Praying with Mary (Cover Letter)

Two statues are available every week through June 28, 2015.


Lent / Easter 2015

Lent Schedule & Opportunities

2015 Lenten Regulations

Daily Mass
8:00 and 11:30 AM

Stations of the Cross
Every Friday – 7:30 PM

Every Saturday in the Church
11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Women’s Cornerstone
March 6 & 7

Lenten Afternoon at the Movies
Sunday, March 8 – 2:00 PM

Rosary Lenten Reflection
Monday, March 16 – 7:30 PM

Parish Lenten
Reconciliation Service
Monday, March 23 – 7:30 PM
at St. Joseph Church, Oradell

Men’s Cornerstone
March 27 & 28

40 Days for Life
Through March 29

CRS Operation Rice Bowl
Through April 2

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday – March 29
Blessing of Palms at all Masses
Saturday – 5:30 PM
8:00 AM,  9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM

Holy Week: Monday - Wednesday

Chrism Mass
Monday, March 30

Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart – 8:00 PM

March 30, 31, April 1
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Masses 8:00 AM, 11:30 AM

April 1 – Wednesday
Stations of the Cross for Children
3:30 PM

Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday – April 2
Morning Prayer – 9:00 AM
Midday Prayer – 11:30 AM
Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper with Procession of the Blessed Sacrament at 7:30 PM
Adoration until Midnight

Good Friday

Good Friday – April 3
Morning Prayer – 9:00 AM
Stations of the Cross – 12 Noon
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion with Veneration of the Cross And Holy Communion at 3:00 PM
Living Stations of the Cross – 7:30 PM

Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday – April 4
Morning Prayer – 9:00 AM
Easter Vigil Mass of the Resurrection
8:00 PM

Easter Sunday / Monday

Easter Sunday Masses – April 5
8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM

Monday – April  6
One Mass Only – 9:00 AM

Holy Week Rectory Schedule

Parish Office:
Closed Holy Thursday, April 2
Closed Good Friday, April 3
Open Holy Saturday, April 4
Closed Easter Sunday, April 5
Closed Monday, April 6

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Mass Schedule

On the Lord’s Day
5:30 PM

8:00, 9:30 and11:00 AM, 12:30 PM

A Senior Citizen Bus
runs for the 11:00 AM Mass

Monday to Friday:
8:00 and 11:30 AM

Saturday Morning:
9:00 AM

Holy Days of Obligation
7:30 PM Vigil (evening before)
8:00 and 11:30 AM
on Holy Day

Sacrament of

11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon


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Volunteer To Help with Variety of Events

In addition to needing volunteers to help with our Mother’s Day Plant Sale on May 10th, we are always looking for volunteers to assist around the community. We need help with recreation, gardening, painting and cooking. Not only do these efforts help to keep our community affordable and beautiful but our residents delight in seeing students and adults from the community helping around their home. For volunteer opportunities call Ann Marie at 201-225-0707.

OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, March 29th

Senior Residence Newsletter

Outside St. Peter's

River Edge Lions Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, March 29
8:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

The RE Lions Club has scheduled their Pancake Breakfast this year at St. Peter the Apostle’s Gym on Sunday, March 29, 2015, from 8:30 AM – 12 Noon. They are serving pancakes/sausage, coffee/tea, and orange juice. Donation is $5.00, and children under the age of six are free. The River Edge Lions Club helps the visually handicapped and supports many local community groups, such as Project Graduation, RD Scholarship, Boy/Girl Scout Groups, Police/Fire Depts, to name a few. Anyone interested in more information about the Lions Club or wishing to join should contact Peter Dunsay at 973-271-2710.

Music & Prayer with Dan Schutte

An Evening of Music, Prayer
and Reflection featuring
Composer Dan Schutte
Palm Sunday
March 29 – 7:00 PM

St. Therese of Lisieux Church
Cresskill, NJ

Click here for informational flyer

Lent Events at Benedictine Center

Benedictine Center
Elizabeth, NJ

Click here for informational flyer

Jesus the Healer Dramatic Presentation

The Franciscan Mystery Players
Return to Immaculate Conception To Present
Jesus, The Healer
Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Jesus the Healer is a highly dramatic presentation of the powerful miracles and healing events of Jesus’ life. The mystery play calls for no speaking parts. Through special lighting, a moving soundtrack, and reflective meditations, viewers experience Jesus’ life and presence as if it were really happening. The play becomes a powerful vehicle for God’s spirit to forgive, renew, and especially heal. At the end of each presentation, there is an opportunity for individual prayers for healing. Immaculate Conception, 211 Summit St., Norwood, NJ.


Special Noon Mass of Healing

A special mass and support group meeting for all who are affected by the disease of alcoholism and or drug abuse will take place at Church of St. Mary, 20 Legion Place, Closter, NJ on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 12:00 noon. Mass is offered for the support, healing and recovery of not only the man/woman directly infected with the abuse of alcohol or drugs, but also for anyone involved in the life of the alcoholic or drug addict. For information please call 201-768-7565.


Spring Craft Show and Sale

On Sunday, March 22nd, Saint Joseph Regional H. S., Montvale, NJ will be hosting its annual Spring Craft Show/Sale from 10 am until 4:00 p.m., showcasing the talents of 100 crafts people and fine artists. Admission is $2.00. Children and senior citizens (65+) are free. NO STROLLERS PERMITTED.




Sponsored by
Book and Needle Woman’s Club of Oradell
Friday, March 27, 2015 – 7:00-10:00 PM
Upstairs Meeting Room
Oradell Borough Hall
355 Kinderkamack Road
Donation $15.00
Proceeds to benefit
Community Service Projects
Advanced registration required.
Contact Susan Chambers @ or 201-265-6282 for information.


New Hope Gala Dinner Dance

New Hope Pregnancy Resource Center
Gala Dinner Dance

“30 Years of Changing Lives,” Wed. April 29, 6:30-10:30 PM, at Seasons, 446 Pascack Rd., Wash. Twp., $75.00 per person: Cocktail hour, gourmet dinner, entertainment, silent auction (amazing trips) and Tricky Tray. For tickets, please contact: Kathy Turlick at (201)-573-8697